The 2011 season opened with lunch at the Lighter Inn, Topsham, followed by a distinctly chilly river cruise on the
Exe estuary, under the auspices of the RSPB to see avocets feeding in the mud.

Lunch at the Lighter Inn

Waiting to board ...

... members were treated to an interesting diversion ...

... when Simon Purser kindly opened his garage to reveal ...
... and his exceedingly rare Healey Silverstone.

Avocets [info]

Apologies for the indifferent quality of these pictures,
some of which have been enlarged and cropped beyond reasonable limits of resolution.

The avocets' characteristic blue legs are (just) discernable in this pic.
A flock of dunlin [info]

Updated 10 Feb 2011
Thumbnails enhanced 16 Apr 12